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Letter from our Executive Director – April 12, 2023
April 12, 2023

Legacy Planning: An Introduction


April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)- an inspiring day when all of us come together to affirm and support the need to plan for end of life. End of Life Choices New York has always been steadfastly committed to helping people plan for their end of life, and support others who are facing this transition. In an effort to continue to provide free support to people at the most critical times, we will be doing a Phone-A-Thon to ask for your financial support in honor of NHDD. If you get a call, please consider donating as generously as you can so we can ensure that all New Yorkers have their wishes documented, communicated and respected. You can make your donation online today - just be sure to tell us when we call that you already became a champion of this cause! Thank you for all you do to empower End of Life Choices New York to grow and give back to those who need it.


Why are legacy gifts so important? Our lives are shaped by those that came before us, and legacy planning ensures that we do the same for future generations. EOLCNY has always wanted to ensure that New Yorkers have expanded options and improved end of life care that is aligned with their wishes and values. It is now your turn to care for this mission and strengthen it for those who come next. With the legacy program, we are exploring how we can strengthen our mission to lift those who come next – as it has been done for us.

Our team organized a plan to ensure that both current and future leadership have a well thought-out pathway, and to ensure that all legacy gifts will be of maximum benefit to future generations. This includes:
  • Making sure that the Medical Aid in Dying Act be passed in New York
  • Continuing commitment to all New Yorkers to educate them about their choices and options at the end of life
  • Ensuring that this organization is financially healthy and able to provide support to families at no cost to them

    We are now transitioning from the planning phase to sharing our invitation with you. Over the next year, EOLCNY will focus on the concept of legacy – for us as individuals and for our organization. Today, we will celebrate those who came before us who have made you and me their legacy. Today, we acknowledge that we are the trustees of this mission and will explore how to carry this legacy beyond our lifetimes.


    Each and every one of us will be affected by the end of life, and we intend to boldly advocate for loved ones, friends and for each of you who are on an end of life journey. Each experience deserves the chance to be peaceful, informed by your own wishes for treatment, respect, dignity, and choice. That feels obvious, but this doesn’t just happen. We at EOLCNY strive to make the best end-of-life possible for everyone in NY.

    We invite you to be a part of turning this dream into a reality for future generations through a meaningful gift through your will or estate. We also welcome you to share ideas with us about how to make this possible for future generations.


    Your financial support allows us to support and advocate for an individual's wishes and values, as well as advance the legislative change we need. Additionally, we strive to increase awareness of, and access to, the full range of end of life choices by educating the public at large and advocating for change to existing laws. Make your gift today! We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are fully tax-deductible (EIN: 13-4048114)

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